Financial Survey: Antero Resources (NYSE:AR) & PETROLEO BRASIL/S (NYSE:PBR.A)

Antero Resources (NYSE:AR) and PETROLEO BRASIL/S (NYSE:PBR.A) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, valuation and risk.

Risk & Volatility

Antero Resources has a beta of 0.7, suggesting that its share price is 30% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, PETROLEO BRASIL/S has a beta of 1.6, suggesting that its share price is 60% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Antero Resources and PETROLEO BRASIL/S’s top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Antero Resources $4.14 billion 0.26 -$397.51 million $0.77 4.47
PETROLEO BRASIL/S $95.58 billion 0.83 $7.17 billion N/A N/A

PETROLEO BRASIL/S has higher revenue and earnings than Antero Resources.


This table compares Antero Resources and PETROLEO BRASIL/S’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Antero Resources -4.91% 2.99% 1.53%
PETROLEO BRASIL/S 9.12% 12.87% 4.16%


PETROLEO BRASIL/S pays an annual dividend of $0.35 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.9%. Antero Resources does not pay a dividend.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

91.5% of Antero Resources shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 4.5% of PETROLEO BRASIL/S shares are held by institutional investors. 9.7% of Antero Resources shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of PETROLEO BRASIL/S shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Antero Resources and PETROLEO BRASIL/S, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Antero Resources 1 10 5 0 2.25

Antero Resources currently has a consensus price target of $12.63, indicating a potential upside of 267.29%. Given Antero Resources’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Antero Resources is more favorable than PETROLEO BRASIL/S.


PETROLEO BRASIL/S beats Antero Resources on 9 of the 13 factors compared between the two stocks.

About Antero Resources

Antero Resources Corporation, an independent oil and natural gas company, acquires, explores for, develops, and produces natural gas, natural gas liquids, and oil properties in the United States. As of December 31, 2018, the company had approximately 486,000 net acres in the southwestern core of the Marcellus Shale; 125,000 net acres in the core of the Utica Shale; and 209,000 net acres of Marcellus Shale leasehold. It also owned and operated 289 miles of gas gathering pipelines in the Marcellus Shale; 17 compressor stations in the Marcellus Shale; 108 miles of low-pressure and high-pressure gathering pipelines in the Utica Shale; 8 miles of high-pressure pipelines; and 2 compressor station in the Utica Shale. The company had estimated proved reserves of 18.0 trillion cubic feet of natural gas equivalent, including 11.4 trillion cubic feet of natural gas; 554 million barrels of ethane; 498 million barrels of primarily propane, isobutane, normal butane, and natural gasoline; and 46 million barrels of oil. The company was formerly known as Antero Resources Appalachian Corporation and changed its name to Antero Resources Corporation in June 2013. Antero Resources Corporation was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Denver, Colorado.


Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras operates in the oil, natural gas, and energy industries in Brazil and internationally. It engages in prospecting, drilling, refining, processing, trading, and transporting crude oil from producing onshore and offshore oil fields and shale or other rocks, as well as oil products, natural gas, and other liquid hydrocarbons. The company's Exploration and Production segment engages in the exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas primarily for supplies to the its domestic refineries. Its Refining, Transportation and Marketing segment is involved in the refining, logistics, transport, and trading of crude oil and oil products; exportation of ethanol; and extraction and processing of shale, as well as holding interests in petrochemical companies. The company's Gas and Power segment engages in the logistic and trading of natural gas and liquid natural gas; generation of electricity through thermoelectric power plants; holding interests in transportation and distribution of natural gas; and fertilizer business operations. Its Biofuels segment is involved in the production of biodiesel and its co-products, as well as production and trading of ethanol, sugar, and electric power generated from sugarcane bagasse. The company's Distribution segment sells oil products, including gasoline and diesel; ethanol; and vehicle natural gas, as well as distributes oil products in South America. Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobras was founded in 1953 and is headquartered in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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